18th December

…Certainly one to propagate from. Blood Red arboreums Blood Red arboreums Blood Red arboreums Blood Red arboreums 2015 – CHW A few camellias emerge early alongside the drive below the…

31st January

…‘William Hertrich’ Camellia cuspidata covered in flower by Bramble Field. Old plants now in full shade. Dad referred to them as Camellia tsaii but Tom Hudson says definitely C. cuspidata?…

19th February

…become a ‘very rare’ red warning. My guess is that ‘reds’ will now become the norm in a world where risk and personal choice are unknown. I blame the insidious…

12th November

…‘Cornish Red’ Rhododendron ‘Cornish Red’ A light blue hydrangea still full out by Four in Hand. light blue hydrangea Enkianthus perulatus is a superb red in autumn here shining in…

27th June

…to flower and a very good dark red it is. Not listed in Hillier’s. Planted 2009. Azalea ‘Jane Fire’ The dark orangy-red Azalea indica by the front door had a…

17th March

…sargentiana robusta I have never seen Ian Baldick’s Magnolia ‘Ian’s Red’ so full of flower or looking better. Magnolia ‘Ian’s Red’ Magnolia ‘Ian’s Red’ Camellia ‘High Fragrance’ and it really…

27th May

…thunbergii just putting on its red new growth. Attractive reddish new growth on Eucalyptus mannifera var. praecox. Eucalyptus mannifera var. praecox Eucalyptus mannifera var. praecox Azalea ‘Sans de Gentbrugge’ is…

2nd June

…an orange flare. Hugely scented in today’s heatwave and gentler east winds. Pinkish red Pinkish red Pinkish red Pinkish red Then a red one with an orange flare. red red

14th March

red Magnolia sprengeri Diva Magnolia Sir Harold Hillier Betty Jessel and campbellii Alba seedling Magnolia Sargentiana robusta Queen Mother Magnolia Red Lion Caerhays Surprise_and sargentiana robusta Queen Mother Magnolia Red

22nd October

…Quite a sight today in the pale sunlight. Liquidambar styraciflua ‘Red Star’ Liquidambar styraciflua ‘Red Star’ Liquidambar styraciflua ‘Red Star’ Liquidambar styraciflua ‘Red Star’ Deutzia calycosa ‘Dali’ with late flowers….